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Cinebook Ltd
Comic publisher
Industry Comics
Founded 2005
Founder Olivier Cadic
Headquarters Canterbury, Kent, UK

Cinebook Ltd is a British publishing company that publishes comic albums and graphic novels. It describes itself as "the 9th art publisher," the 9th art being comics in continental Europe, especially France, Belgium and Italy.

They typically translate Franco-Belgian comics – predominantly originating from the Franco-Belgian comic publishers Dargaud, Dupuis and Le Lombard – into English and have also issued an original series about the French Queen Marguerite de Valois, also known as Queen Margot. Cinebook works with a team of translators, including native speakers of French, British English and American English.


So far, the company has published, or plans to publish, the following comic series:

Series Writer(s) Artist(s)
(and its sequel Bételgeuse)
Léo Léo
Alpha Renard Jigounov
The Bellybuttons Maryse Dubuc Marc Delafontaine ("Delaf")
Billy and Buddy Jean Roba Jean Roba
Blake and Mortimer Edgar P. Jacobs Edgar P. Jacobs
The Bluecoats Cauvin Lambil
Buck Danny Francis Bergèse Francis Bergèse
Cedric Cauvin Laudec
The Chimpanzee Complex Richard Marazano Jean-Michel Ponzio
Clifton De Groot Turk
Crusade Jean Dufaux Philippe Xavier
Darwin's Diaries Sylvain Runberg Ocaña
Ducoboo Zidrou Godi
Green Manor[1] Vehlmann Bodart
Insiders Jean-Claude Bartoll Renaud Garreta
IR$ Stephen Desberg Bernard Vrancken
Iznogoud Goscinny Tabary
Lady S Jean Van Hamme Aymond
Largo Winch Jean Van Hamme Philippe Francq
Long John Silver Xavier Dorison Mathieu Lauffray
Lucky Luke Goscinny et al.
Melusine Clarke Gilson
Orbital Sylvain Runberg Serge Pellé
Pandora Box Alcante (multiple)
Papyrus De Gieter De Gieter
Queen Margot Cadic & Gheysens Derenne
The Rugger Boys Beka Poupard
Scared to Death Vanholme Mauricet
The Scorpion Stephen Desberg Enrico Marini
Spirou et Fantasio André Franquin et al.
André Franquin
Thorgal Jean Van Hamme Rosiński
Valerian and Laureline Pierre Christin Jean-Claude Mézières
Wayne Shelton Jean Van Hamme Christian Denayer
Western Jean Van Hamme Grzegorz Rosiński
Wind in the Willows Michel Plessix Michel Plessix
XIII Jean Van Hamme William Vance
Yakari Job Derib
Yoko Tsuno Roger Leloup Roger Leloup


Olivier Cadic was given the French National Order of Merit, according to the Birmingham Mail this award is:

a vindication of his work to make an important part of French culture available in the English-speaking world through Cinebook, as the ambassador himself noted when noting the publisher had now printed twice as many Lucky Luke books in the last three years as had been published in the previous fifty.[2]


Cinebook have often been criticized by consumers for the fact that many of their releases are censored from the original works, a practise which usually affects comics which depict nudity, including books which in their original form were released for adult target audiences with an appropriate age rating.[3]


  1. ^ De Blieck Jr., Augie (February 17, 2009). "Green Manor: Victorian England Murder Mysteries". Pipeline. Comic Book Resources. 
  2. ^ Birch, Paul (November 1, 2011). "Cinebook Publisher Receives French National Order of Merit". Speech Balloons. Birmingham Mail. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ Briggs, Jeremy (November 17, 2013). "A French Artist's View of Cinebook Censorship". Retrieved February 22, 2017. 


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